Dr. Fumiaki Suzuki, Executive Director for International Affairs and Public Relations and Dr. Hiroyuki Koyama, Advisor to the President of Gifu University and two other university officials visit the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
From January 20 to 22, 2017, Dr. Fumiaki Suzuki, Executive Director for International Affairs and Public Relations, Dr. Hiroyuki Koyama, Advisor to the President, Ms. Junko Sugaya, Director of the International Planning Division and Ms. Konoe Kamei with the same division of Gifu University, visited the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India. IITG is one of the partner universities of Gifu University since June 2015.
Gifu University has been holding talks and coordinating with IITG over the start of joint degree (JD) program in 2019, and in their visit to the university, Gifu University delegates discussed the details of the JD program with the teaching staff in charge at IITG.
On January 21, Gifu University delegates held a meeting with the officials of Embassy of Japan who were invited to IITG on that day. They were:
- His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
- Mr. Daisuke Kodama, First Secretary and,
- Mr. Shunichi Inoue, Deputy Head of Political Section.
In the meeting, Gifu University delegates explained the ongoing preparations for JD program and the winter school program started in 2015 to the Embassy officials. They also asked for support and cooperation from the Embassy toward Gifu University's future activities in India.
On January 22, the delegates were reunited with IITG participants in the 2nd winter school program held at Gifu University in December 2016. The delegates asked the students about their day-to-day campus life at IITG and their memories about life in Japan. Through this reunion, the delegates had gained a lot of useful information and received feedback from the students for a successful operation of the next winter school program onward.
The latest visit of Gifu University delegation to IITG gave everyone a great momentum to accelerate a start of an international collaborative education program at both institutions in the near future.
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